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Shooters Hill
New South Wales
Shooters Hill is located in New South Wales
Shooters Hill
Shooters Hill
Coordinates33°55′S 149°52′E / 33.917°S 149.867°E / -33.917; 149.867Coordinates: 33°55′S 149°52′E / 33.917°S 149.867°E / -33.917; 149.867
Population29 (SAL 2021)[1]
Postcode(s)2787
Elevation1,355 m (4,446 ft)
LGA(s)Oberon Shire

Shooters Hill is a locality and mountain located 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Oberon, New South Wales. It is the fourth highest point in the Central Tablelands at 1,355 metres (4,446 ft) AHD , behind Mount Canobolas at 1,394 metres (4,573 ft) AHD , Mount Bindo at 1,363 metres (4,472 ft) AHD  and Mount Trickett at 1,362 metres (4,469 ft) AHD . Shooters Hill is a common location for snowfalls in the Central Ranges.

The tower location at 1,355 metres (4,446 ft) AHD  is along Tower Road, accessible by turning off from a turnoff near the Shooters Hill locality area. The locality area (marked as Shooters Hill on most mapping software) is approximately 1,242 metres (4,075 ft) AHD . One can get good views over the area east of Shooters Hill at the tower location.

Shooters Hill Post Office opened on 1 December 1889 and closed in 1978.[2]

Climate

Although there exists no climate data for the summit or even the upper slopes of Vulcan State Forest, there is, however, climate data existing for a lower region located farther south in the Gurnang State Forest.

The region is subject to high winds and volatile weather year-round. Snow falls heavily, although by no means a regular occurence due to its northern latitude. Since 1893, snow has fallen about six times during summer on the upper regions of the Central Tablelands, most recently on 5 December 2013.[3]

Climate data for Gurnang State Forest (1933–1975); 1,148 m AMSL; 34.01° S, 149.84° E
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 34.5
(94.1)
34.4
(93.9)
31.1
(88.0)
25.6
(78.1)
23.3
(73.9)
16.7
(62.1)
15.0
(59.0)
18.9
(66.0)
23.9
(75.0)
26.7
(80.1)
28.9
(84.0)
33.3
(91.9)
34.5
(94.1)
Average high °C (°F) 22.8
(73.0)
22.1
(71.8)
20.2
(68.4)
15.4
(59.7)
11.1
(52.0)
8.1
(46.6)
7.4
(45.3)
8.7
(47.7)
12.2
(54.0)
15.5
(59.9)
18.1
(64.6)
21.5
(70.7)
15.3
(59.5)
Average low °C (°F) 9.0
(48.2)
9.3
(48.7)
7.3
(45.1)
3.8
(38.8)
1.0
(33.8)
−0.3
(31.5)
−1.6
(29.1)
−0.7
(30.7)
0.4
(32.7)
3.2
(37.8)
5.1
(41.2)
7.2
(45.0)
3.6
(38.5)
Record low °C (°F) −0.6
(30.9)
0.0
(32.0)
−5.6
(21.9)
−4.4
(24.1)
−8.0
(17.6)
−7.8
(18.0)
−10.0
(14.0)
−10.1
(13.8)
−6.7
(19.9)
−6.7
(19.9)
−3.3
(26.1)
−1.1
(30.0)
−10.1
(13.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 89.8
(3.54)
78.9
(3.11)
67.7
(2.67)
70.4
(2.77)
76.2
(3.00)
96.5
(3.80)
84.6
(3.33)
89.1
(3.51)
77.9
(3.07)
85.2
(3.35)
85.3
(3.36)
75.6
(2.98)
1,008.5
(39.70)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 8.9 8.8 8.6 9.5 10.9 14.1 13.3 13.1 10.6 10.6 10.2 9.0 127.6
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Gurnang State Forest

See also

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Shooters Hill (Suburb and Locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.blackheathweather.com/pastfalls.html